Tuesday, 22nd June 2021

Sri Lanka and Russia plan to enhance naval cooperation

Colombo, August 3 (BAN/ AD): Foreign Affairs Ministry has issued a statement that Sri Lankan and Russia will be exploring possibility of enhancing naval cooperation. At invitation of Russian defence ministry Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva had made an official trip to Russia.

The visit of the Navy Commander Vice Admiral De Silva included a call on Admiral Nikolay Evmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, a working meeting with high level specialists in military-technical cooperation, and a detailed tour of a Russian patrol corvette which was participating in the Naval Parade along with 43 warships, submarines and cutters, including guests of honour from overseas such as Russia-built Indian frigate and Chinese destroyer, over-arched by an air show of fighter jets, submarine chasers, helicopters and other aircraft interacting in naval operations.

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